File:Bourbaki congress1938.png|thumb|Bourbaki congress at Dieulefit on 1938. From left, Simone Weil, Charles Pisot, André Weil, Jean Dieudonné (sitting), Claude Chabauty, Charles Ehresmann, and Jean Delsarte.
'''Nicolas Bourbaki''' is the collective pseudonym
under which a group of (mainly France|French
) 20th-century mathematician
s, with the aim of reformulating mathematics
on an extremely abstract and formal but self-contained basis, wrote a series of books beginning in 1935. With the goal of grounding all of mathematics on set theory
, the group strove for rigour
and generality. Their work led to the discovery of several concepts and terminologies still used, and influenced modern branches of mathematics.
While there is no one person named Nicolas Bourbaki, the '''Bourbaki group,''' officially known as the ''Association des collaborateurs de Nicolas Bourbaki'' (Association of...